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Thinking about making a new film

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, as I’ve been wrapping up the final tweaks and layouts for the newly revised Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000-$6,000 Or Less...

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“I calculated that I could make a feature film for about $10,000. By projecting about the amount of film I’d shoot, figuring that I could get actors to work for practically nothing. You know, at...

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A few years ago in 2004 writer-director-cameraman-editor-actor Shane Carruth made a splash at Sundance with his debut film Primer, winning the Grand Jury Prize for his $7,000 Super-16mm sci-fi film. Most filmmakers with that kind...

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We’ve survived the Mayan end-of-the-world thing. Christmas is over. We’re about to sprial over the Fiscal Cliff. What doom and stress does 2013 have in store for us all? At this point, I honestly don’t...

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Chosin — The Kickstarter project I’ve been posting about for the past few days has reached its goal! As of 5 PM PST this afternoon Brian Iglesias and the Chosin Team have achieved their goal...

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Chosin, the animated film start-up campaign about the Marine battle in the Chosin Valley in the Korean War is getting close to achieving it’s goal of raising $25,000. As of 9 AM on December 20,...

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As regular readers to this site may know, I have a soft spot in my heart for the U.S. Marine Corps. My father, P.F.C. Ward V. Carroll, was a Marine in World War Two and...

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A year ago I posted a series of articles here about Matthew Modine and his Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad App, which was receiving funding through Kickstarter. The funds raised far exceeded the amount being...

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Following on the heels of posting my first dramatic feature-length film Year up on Vimeo a short while ago, I am now following that with my very first full-length film Dog Soldiers: The Dogumentary. You...

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Our dear friend Terence Davies just got a very big boost. The New York Film Critics Circle has named Rachel Weisz as Best Actress in 2012 for her haunting performance in The Deep Blue Sea, ...

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“Captain” Honors Fallen Iwo Jima Marine

November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the great benefits from having made the films and put out the books and keeping up this website is that it’s all out there for the world to discover and sometimes you hear...

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Five Cinematographers You Need To Know

September 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

To anyone who presumes to call themself a “Cinematographer,” there are five quintessential cameramen who redefined what modern motion picture photography is. They are:   1. RAOUL COUTARD Raoul Courtard is attributed for defining the...

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MC: The only other book I can think of that one person wrote about the experience of working with Stanly Kubrick was Frederic Raphael’s Eyes Wide Open memoir about writing the script for Eyes Wide Shut. But that...

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While talking with Adam, I made the comparison of their app to the significant role that The Great Train Robbery played in the evolution of filmmaking. Prior to The Great Train Robbery in 1903 movies, which is to...

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In what I think is a first for this site, presented here is a one-on-one interview with actor-filmmaker-photographer-author Matthew Modine on his new Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, which premiered last week on iTunes....

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Matthew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary debuted this week on iTunes. I don’t make it a practice of pitching new products on this site — unless it’s something that’s really cool and that I think...

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A new documentary film called Pause Press Play has been out a little while on the Internet and I wanted to post it here and spread the word a bit more. Pause Press Play is...

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How Much HD Do We Need?

March 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

  Over the past few months, since the announcements of the new RED Epic and Scarlet and the Canon C300digital cinema cameras, and now with all the buzz about the 2K Digital Bolex, various people...

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